Deals, Earth Friendly, Healthy Living, Home, Natural Products, Reviews

Best Air Purifier Technology with Airfree Indoor Air Purifiers

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Best Air Purifier Technology with Airfree Indoor Air Purifiers

Natural relief! I love those 2 words. Last week I made an appointment with my son’s new Doctor to discuss his allergies. It had been a few years of moving and switching Doctors and treating seasonal allergies suddenly became a guessing game for me so because he was suffering so bad this spring I made an appointment to talk about a regimen for his 10 year old self. We are to give 1/2 Zyrtec and some Flonase nasal spray daily to get that swollen sinus cavity opened back up. I asked if this is something he needs to be on everyday year round and he sort told me that as long as it appears he needs it, we treat!

Needless to say, I am determined to help the air in my home and perhaps get him to only seasonally needing these medications. Now I hear that one of the best Air Purifiers on the market is having a sale and this is excellent news for your home!

Airfree air purifiers are effective against bacteria, viruses, mildew, mould, dust mite allergens, pet allergens, pollen and tobacco odors. The maintenance? None! These purifiers have no filters (gathering and holding allergens) or moving parts (that move around those allergens). It gets better because Airfree Air Purifiers are silent and energy efficient. Airfree continually draws in air, heating it to over 390ºF and instantly sterilizing it. The purified air is then cooled inside the device before being returned to the room.

There is a 40% off sale on 2 of the best-selling Airfree Air Purifiers happening from 6/29 – 7/9, 2018. Now is the time to start getting cleaner air and help naturally fight the common allergens inside your home! Sending a child off to a stuffy dorm room or campus apartment? These air purifiers will be the best healthy appliance you can send them off with! They are sleek and modern too!

Airfree Iris3000

Original price: $329.00 – 4th of July Price: $199.00

Airfree T800

Original Price: $159.00 – 4th of July Price: $99.00

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Brands with a Cause, Earth Friendly, Education, Healthy Living, Parenting

What Happens To Your Carton Recyclables Once They Leave Your Home?

This post was sponsored by the Carton Council as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

What Happens To Your Carton Recyclables Once They Leave Your Home?

You know it is important! You see the blue containers! And you use recyclables everyday yet do you remain conscious about recycling? I know lunch breaks are short and running errands with a car full of kids steals all of your focus, but do you know what happens to your recyclables once they leave your home? Maybe if you have a visual and really understand the impact you can make, you will find a way to stay a bit more aware of what cartons you are tossing. I use this type of education and visuals as a teachable moment for the entire family.

A Recycling Video for Motivation

Let’s start with a short video from The Carton Council titled, How Recycled Cartons Become New Products. This is really fun to show the kids too because if they also have a visual that is motivation to help out and recycle. It is important to know why you can and should recycle food and beverage containers.

How and What Cartons to Recycle

You watched the video and now you know what can become of your recyclables. So how and what should you recycle? First of all, if you need a go-to site to see a lot more information on recycling than I can fit into one post, visit the Carton Council website.

The cartons you would typically recycle are packages from soups, broths, milk, juice, coconut & other waters. Other cartons used for packaging could be found with certain wines, creamers, beans to name a few. You would simply put these cartons in your recycling bin with your pickups.

Do you know if your community participates in curbside carton pick up? You can use the zip code locator at recyclecartons.com, or check with your local program to find out if recycling cartons is as easy as putting them on your curb. While there you can even find ways your family, work and schools can start their own easy recycling efforts. This can be a great class or senior project for your child to take on in their school! Think of what we can do with all of those juice and milk cartons from hundreds of students each day!

Let’s turn these shelf and refrigerated cartons into other paper products or chemical free environmentally friendly building materials.

The entire family can be involved in bettering your recycling habits! You can make it a fun spring or summer competition for the family that can build habits to last well beyond the season. You can start by making it the kids spring project to set recycling collections up in your home!

Getting the entire family to effortlessly recycle (and even to get staff and schools to recycle) can be simple. Sometimes all it takes is some education and a visual like the video I shared above. It is that simple to leave a positive footprint on the environment we will be leaving behind.

Click below to print your own summer chart!

Be sure to visit The Carton Council as I mention earlier because they even offer great ideas for making recycling fun and learn what happens to your recyclables once they leave your home!

Beauty, Earth Friendly, Giveaways, Healthy Living, Infant Toddler Products, Natural Beauty, Parenting, Summer

Natural Baby Summer Essentials – Babyganics Giveaway

I have partnered with Babyganics for this giveaway. I was not compensated and prize fulfilled by sponsor

Natural Baby Summer Essentials - Babyganics Giveaway

Sunscreen, swim diapers and insect sprays! Did I cover most of the the summer essentials for baby? Doesn’t bug spray and sunscreen sound scary when it comes to products you need to apply to baby’s skin? The chemicals and mists can’t be good. Babyganics was made to protect baby from harsh chemicals found in many essential products while also protecting them from the sun and bugs (it doesn’t hurt to lather up your own skin too because baby is as close to your skin as they are their own most of the day).

Babyganics asked if I would offer a giveaway to all of you and I was sure you would all love the chance to win your summer essentials. Products are available at Target stores near you.

Babyganics Sunscreens

  • All mineral sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) & a combo of mineral & chemical sunscreens (zinc oxide, octisalate and titanium dioxide)
  • SPF formulas provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and range from 30SPF – 50+SPF
  • Glides on smooth- effortless application
  • Non-allergenic and tear free
  • Also contain Neo-Nourish and all are fragrance free

Swim Diapers

  • ​The only swim diapers with sun sensing scenery*
  • Provides UPF+ protection for covered areas**
  • Won’t swell in water
  • Water resistant soft cover
  • Pull-on design and comfy fit
  • Tear-away sides for easy removal

Natural Insect Repellents

  • Formulated with: essential oils—Citronella, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemongrass & Geranium
  • Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes
  • Plant and essential oils help keep mosquitoes away
  • A DEET Free Choice
  • Non-greasy formula

The Babyganics Giveaway 

1 lucky reader will win a bundle of essentials from Babyganics. Open until May 30, 2018 and US only. Good luck!

This giveaway is part of the Come What May & Love It Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaTheFox.comAfter you enter this giveaway, hop on over to the other links below to enter more fun giveaways hosted by fellow bloggers!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

 

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Beauty, Earth Friendly, Healthy Living, Natural Beauty, Summer

Your Sunscreen May Be Harming You! Goddess Garden Offers Mineral Sunscreens

I am a Goddess Garden Ambassador so I am sent product. All opinions are my own

Your Sunscreen May Be Harming You! Goddess Garden Offers Organic Sunscreens

A favorite summer brand of mine has become Goddess Garden. I am so in love with their products that I signed on to become an Ambassador this year with them. I love finding quality, effective and affordable skin products that are natural and safe for mine and my family’s skin. Goddess Garden has products like sunscreens and perfumes made for all skin types.

Even Baby can be safe lathering up with Goddess Garden natural mineral sunscreens. Natural minerals reflect the UV rays and aren’t absorbed into the skin, they are much less likely to cause irritation. This makes them great for those with sensitive skin or anyone who wants to avoid synthetic chemicals. This is why chemicals do more harm than good and why Goddess Garden gave great thought to that in creating their sun products.

Another favorite is the Goddess Garden Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm. Collect all the varieties so you can have them in your car, purse, bathroom and wherever else you keep a stick of lip balm. I keep them everywhere! Even my son has the Raspberry one in his backpack.

I love visiting the Goddess Garden blog because I can find a lot of articles on sun safety such as this favorite: Give Chemicals the Bird: Chemical vs. Mineral UV ProtectionI also found this great infographic there about the scary facts about chemical sunscreens.

Did you hear the recent news that some Hawaii beaches will be making certain sunscreens off limits in their area? Coral Reef damage is very real and is becoming very problematic in our own United States as well as other nations. It is fairly fascinating yet concerning. Here is a video to help you understand more.

Once you suddenly want to make sure you are set this summer with the correct sunscreen, start at Goddess Garden!

Earth Friendly, Gift Guides, Mother's Day

Shop for Sustainable Products at EarthHero

I have partnered with EarthHero and was sent product for feature

Shop for Sustainable Products at EarthHero

Whether you are shopping for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a graduation or for your own home we strive to find the best gifts. What is better than gifts that are eco-friendly and sustainable? We work hard to have the homes we have and raise the families we always dreamed of and the best products deserve to be a part of our everyday lives. EarthHero is your online shop for sustainable products.

Find clothing, accessories, baby and kids products, travel, home, office, sports, outdoors, auto products, technology, pets, beauty and more! A category for everyone with nothing but the purest products. I took a journey into EarthHero and chose a few Bambu products I think make great gifts for upcoming Mother’s day. Take a look….

Striped Organic Cotton Kitchen Towel

This is a modern looking hickory towel that is truly absorbent and durable. It is made with 100% organic cotton and looks good with any kitchen decor. It is machine washable and is only $11.99 at EarthHero/KitchenTowel

Denim Hemp Kitchen Towel

Like the Striped Organic Cotton Kitchen Towel, this one is as durable and absorbent. Hem material has mildew resistant fibers, naturally. It is made from a blend of organic cotton and renewable hemp. It is soft and really is a great towel to display in the kitchen. It also retails for $11.99 at EarthHero/HempTowel

Denim Hemp Cooking Apron

I work in the middle school kitchen locally and love finding fun aprons to wear. This apron matches the Denim Hemp Towel I just showed above so it makes a fun gift set together. It is a full-size apron that was grown without pesticides or fertilizers, and was dyed with natural indigo that fades over time. I love the pocket sizes and the neck strap is adjustable. It retails for only $27.99 at EarthHero/DenimApron

Earth Friendly, Healthy Living, Natural Products, Summer

PARA’KITO Natural Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent

I have partnered with PARA’KITO for this feature

PARA’KITO Natural Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent

OK parents! We have been warned that much of what we grew up using as kids actually contains (or now contains) ingredients that are harmful. So, how do we know what is really safe to use from soaps to sun and bug sprays? Summer is coming and we want the best for our families but not spend a fortune either. Let’s look at PARA’KITO for mosquito repellent. The diseases these insects carry is scary but we can protect our kids, naturally and affordably.

With PARA’KITO, you can get those popular and effective essential oils in ready-to-use products that are safe and natural. I am so excited to have these for the summer! I am featuring 2 bands from the kids collection.

bug band

Finally a mosquito repellent I feel safe using on my family. It is a unique blend of essential oils with a slow release form so this works wet or dry and once you open a refill it protects for 2 weeks. I can use the roll on, bands or clips on even my youngest son. Made with natural essential oils I don’t have to fear that we have too much on or that we’ll be left with a horrible scent on ourselves.

It is gentle and with the exception of the roll-on for under 6 months old or taking care not to allow a baby/toddler to get ahold of these in a way to chew or put in their mouths you can use these on the very youngest of family members. It’s as safe as any essential oil product you would normally use. Visit http://us.parakito.com/to learn more!